Congress only pretending to dislike budget deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="F4ZTJqaToJzxMHH4WYF6eG7Yf4iqRKEf" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] Both Republicans and Democrats are publicly holding their noses as they support the Ryan-Murray budget plan, but Heritage Foundation economist Romina Boccia says many lawmakers more…

Another international lender pledges no more coal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) The U.S. Export-Import Bank has joined the growing list of international financial institutions that will no longer finance coal projects abroad. Ex-Im is the official export more…

Braces, glasses cost more under Obamacare

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MARKETWATCH) Here’s something your orthodontist is not smiling about: a new tax rule raised the cost of braces this year. Thanks to a change from the Affordable Care more…

Martha Stewart fires 100 employees

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK POST) Martha Stewart gave the phrase “home for the holidays” a whole new twist Thursday when the well-compensated chairwoman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia axed about more…

Venture capital bets big on Bitcoin

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Silicon Valley is ramping up its real money bets on the virtual money Bitcoin. Andreessen Horowitz, a leading venture capital firm, announced on Thursday that more…

EU agrees to 'bail-in' rules for deposits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Irish Times) The European Union has agreed new regulations that will permit deposits of more than €100,000 to be bailed-in in future bank failures, though governments can request more…

The branding of Nelson Mandela

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Will the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at age 95, be cheapened by all kinds of consumer goods? "From political posters to more…